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Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections and Archives at Southeast Missouri State University acquires, preserves, and makes accessible research materials that document the historical, literary, and cultural experience of Southeast Missouri, the Mississippi River Valley region, and the history of Southeast Missouri State University.

While the holdings of Special Collections and Archives are developed in relation to instructional and research interests within the University, all holdings are available for use by visiting scholars and the general public, as well as by Southeast faculty and students.

Hours & Location

Special Collections & Archives is currently open for in-person research by appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for appropriate social distancing.

Archives staff are also available via email and phone to assist you virtually with your research questions.

Please contact us by email or telephone to make an appointment to conduct in-person research or ask a research question.

Contact Special Collections & Archives at:

Telephone: 573.651.2245

Advance notification of your visit and research topic will also enable the staff to prepare for your visit and to provide better service.

Special Collections and Archives is located on the third floor of Kent Library in Room 306, just to the right of the building’s front staircase.